2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: A. Onuaku (18.71)
RPG: A. Onuaku (17.47)
APG: J. Alapag (3.20)
SPG: C. Newsome (0.94)
BPG: A. Onuaku (1.47)

May 04, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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MB 22 39 50 70
AA 22 37 56 76
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Best Player/s: Calvin Abueva 19pts 8rebs 3asts

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Sitting out, not injured hand, more painful for Jimmy Alapag: ‘That hurts 10 times more than my hand’

May 05, 2016

Jimmy Alapag. PBA Media BureauMeralco veteran Jimmy Alapag has made his name on close, endgame situations but in his team’s no-tomorrow Game 5 encounter with Alaska, the ‘Mighty Mouse’ just could not deliver for his team.

Not when the former PBA MVP was sidelined with a heavily-wrapped injured hand, forced to miss out on the action right when his team needed it most.

He admitted that, no matter how painful the injury was, it was sitting out that bothered him more.

“I might have broken a bone in my hand. It feels like I can’t hold the ball. It’s a little bit painful. It’s more painful I can’t go out there with the guys. Close game,” Alapag told sportswriters after the game....

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Alaska back in finals for 3rd straight conference after besting Meralco in KO game

May 05, 2016

Alaska import Rob Dozier posting up Meralco's Bryan Faundo. PBA Media BureauThe Alaska Aces continued to assert their place among the league’s best as they advanced to the finals for the third straight time – and the fourth in five conferences – after a 76-70 triumph over the Meralco Bolts in a do-or-die Game 5 in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Calvin Abueva led the way with 19 points and eight rebounds while Chris Banchero also played a key role, finishing with 18 points, three rebounds and four assists from off the bench.

Import Rob Dozier had a double-double with 14 points and 18 rebounds as well in the win....

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Jimmy Alapag happy for Meralco turnaround this conference but reminds that ‘job isn’t done yet’

May 04, 2016

Jimmy Alapag. PBA Media BureauWhen Meralco point guard Jimmy Alapag came out of retirement to join the Bolts prior to this season, he probably did not expect them to win just one of 11 games en route to an early exit in the Philippine Cup, his first conference back as a player.

It didn’t take the team long to erase the bitterness of that campaign, though, as they bounced back strong in the ongoing Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup, where they are now a win away from reaching the championship round for the first time in the history of the franchise.

“I couldn’t be happier for the team. The credit goes to the players, the coaches, for such a big turnaround from last conference. But again, the job isn’t done yet,” Alapag said....

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Alaska seeks to knock out Meralco, book finals return

May 02, 2016

Chris Banchero of Alaska. PBA Media BureauThe Alaska Aces target to march on to the championship round as they seek to finish off the Meralco Bolts in Game Four of their best-of-five Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series on Monday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. live on TV5.

Alaska, currently up 2-1 in the series, is looking to notch back-to-back wins to set up a date with Rain or Shine in the finals....

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Black disappointed with ‘lazy’ showing from Bolts

May 01, 2016

A frustrated Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven coach Norman Black couldn’t hide his frustration with the lack of effort in Meralco’s 92-72 Game 3 defeat to Alaska.

Black even went on to say the performance wasn’t worthy of a win.

“The first half was OK. We played pretty well and we played competitively. The second half was horrible and lazy. We didn’t get back on defense and turned the ball too much,” he said. “If you’re going to play basketball like that this late in the season, you don’t deserve to win.”...

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 11 6 0.647
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 6 7 0.462 7th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th